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convention. >> david maraniss began researching and writing his tenth book "barack obama: the story" in 2009. he traveled around the world in the his research including trips to to kenya, indonesia, hawaii, kansas and chicago. booktv documented the kenya trip with the author. next, david maraniss sits down with booktv to discuss his book. we show you extensive video from his trips throughout the program. this portion of the program is about an hour and a half. >> author david maraniss has been researching and writing his tenth book, "barack obama: the story." for this project "the washington post" associate editor and pulitzer prize winner traveled across the world to kansas, indonesia, kenya, hawaii, new york and chicago. david maraniss spoke with relatives of president obama in kenya and discovered the president's african ancestral history. he toured the houses where young barack obama lived in indonesia and found the kansas family homes and sites where his mother's family began. and for the next few hours, david maraniss joins booktv to discuss his latest book "barack obama: the story." a
>> barack obama is projected to be the next president of the united states. >> tonight ofrontline... >> they thought success would breed success. >> we'll move for a quick kill-- that's how they referred to it, "a quick kill on capitol hill." >> their leadership told the members, "no, just say no." >> there was a polarizing quality about barack obama that came roaring forward. >> he was in a position to make demands, and he didn't. >> he's the first nobel peace prize winner with a kill list. >> i think he understands that the glory days are over and everything's going to be more challenging. >> now he gets another chance to be the guy who united the country. >> in the week before his inauguration, a look back "inside obama's presidency." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.
than half a million americans stream into washington to watch president barack obama take the oath of office once more and deliver a history-making call to action. >>> the big night, the stars, the glamour and the gowns. with the inauguration balls winding down just a short time ago we bring you washington's biggest night out. >>> and the big crowd. our own bill weir on the streets of the capital with families from across the country to find out what this day means to them. >>> a special edition of >>> this special edition of "nightline," inauguration 2013 continues with terry moran. >> hello and thanks for joining us on this inauguration night. an american ritual and a grand party. president barack obama took the oath of office for a second time. the massive crowd out there on the national mall there to witness it all as a vast and divided nation paused to take note and listen. he was having a blast. [ cheers and applause ] on pennsylvania avenue, in the reviewing stand with his family. at lunch with congressional leaders. and up on the capital's west front, barack obama relished
and then... >> ohio is gone for obama... >> it is now 11:00 on the east coast and keith, we can report history. >> barack obama is projected to be the next president. >> senator barack obama of illinois will be the next president... >> narrator: november 4, 2008. on this night, in chicago, inside barack obama's private world, the news began to sink in. >> i kept watching obama as he transformed from this young man to the next president of the united states. this was a different man. >> there are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands who have gathered in grant park in chicago. >> ladies and gentlemen, the next first family of the united states of america. >> narrator: only four years earlier, he'd been a state legislator. >> the look on his face to me looked like someone who finally understood the weight of the job that he had just won. >> almost as if the weight of the world had rested on his shoulders. >> the road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep. two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century. but america, i have never been more hopeful than
on the national mall in washington, d.c. where, in exactly one hour, president barack obama will be publicly sworn in for his second term as the 44th president of the united states. good morning. i'm gwen eiffel and welcome to his pbs news hour special coverage of today's nailingration. >> i'm jeffrey brown. it's a bright sunny day here in washington. temperatures remain in the 30's. that's a bit warmer than four years ago for the president's first inauguration. that of course saw a record-setting crowd, nearly 2 million people. no one is expecting anything quite like that this time around but still, folks have been finding spaces on the mall tonight since the sun came up. you can see them setting up spots now. we will be covering the entire inaugural ceremony live. and if you're not at your tv you can watch our live stream on our home page at news hour.pbs.org or follow us on twitter. >> this earmarks the 150th anniversary of the man'spation proclamation. you can see bill and hillary clinton on the podium. there are also people there celebrating the election of the first african-american presiden
." ♪ ♪ >> eric: the a.p. captured this shot moments after president obama delivered the most liberal speech of the political career. now just orve 24 hours after delivering what i call the obama manifesto, liberal media is weighing in on the inaugural address. calling it a firmly aggressive agenda. obama was on offense for liberalism. abc said obama recited a litany of liberal ideals. for once, the main stream media and i agree. not a moderrist or centrist. he is a left winger. the debate is over. >> some call it the most liberal speech he delivered. >> the most liberal speech that barack obama has given. >> this is very liberal. >> this is what he stakes his secondbe term on. >> liberals calling president obama's speech very liberal. >> bob: i don't think it's liberal enough. is it liberal speech in your manifesto? yes, i guess it was. guy rights is that a manifesto. is entitlements the manifesto? maybe you don't like the idea of the global -- >> eric: can we listen? >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing it would portray the children and future generation. the yourny
>>> chau, un beso a ♪. ♪. >>> hoy en "primer impacto":toma posesiÓn el presidente barack obama en su segundo mandato. >>> los inmigrantes marchan en las calles para pedir que detengan deportaciones. >>> y un narcotraficante intenta escapar luego de ser arrestado por la policÍa. 20 aÑos luego que una erupciÓn volcarÁ una ciudad de un mapa una madre descubre a suse hijos vivos. >>> hospitalizan a carmen campuzano de emergencia, esto y mÁs ahora mismo en "primer impacto." >>> seÑor presidente y vicepresidente que dios os bendiga todos sus dÍas. >>> la bendiciÓn de un reverendo hispano en la ceremonia de investidura del presidente obama en su segundo mandato. la primera jueza latina del corte suprema, recibiÓ el juramento del vicepresidente, y un poeta hispano rindiÓ tributos a inmigrantes que enriquecieron la historia de esta naciÓn. un testimonio de un sueÑo cumplido. en el dÍa que el pais celebra el dÍa de martin luther king, washington fue testigo de la ceremonia nÚmero 57 de la toma de posesiÓn. >>> hola quÉ tal, bienvenidos a "primer impacto", les saluda pamela
about this issue. >> as president obama prepares for his second inauguration, broadcaster tavis smiley calls on the white house to prioritize the fight against poverty in obama's second term rid of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has formally unveiled his proposals to reform the nation's gun laws more than a month after the shooting massacre in newtown. on wednesday, obama called for reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, expanding background checks for gun buyers, improving the delivery of mental health services, and allowing schools to hire up to 1000 school resource officers and counselors. obama presented his plan alongside vice-president joe biden, who headed the white house task force appointed after newtown. >> in the months since 20 precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us in sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun. 900. in the past month. and every day we
♪ >>> con una austera ceremonia barack obama volviÓ a prestar juramento, y minutos antes lo hacÍa joe biden y la magistrada sotomayor le tomÓ juramento. y barack obama hablÓ por mÁs derechos, hablÓ por la igualdad salarial, la igualdad de derechos de los homosexuales y protecciÓn legal a los inmigrantes. y mientras mencionaba a los indocumentados muchos presionaron por una reforma. la ceremonia finalizÓ con la tradicional procesiÓn desde el capitolio hasta la casa blanca. >>> esta es una ediciÓn especial de "noticiero univisiÓn." con jorge ramos desde washington dc. ♪ ♪ >>> (hablan en inglÉs). >>> buenas noches, y quÉ dÍa, barack obama tomÓ posesion como presidente de estados unidos. frente a 700 mil personas se dieron cita aquÍ para la histÓrica ocasion, una concurrencia menor de la que esautouvo hace 4 aÑos. ocurriÓ este lunes 21 en el dÍa de martin luther king, un dÍa despuÉs de la ceremonia privada. y donde la polÍtica parece haberlo dividido casi todo. adelante lourdes. >>> el presidente obama iniciÓ su segundo periodo prestando juramento ante ciento
obama en su segundo mandato. la primera jueza latina del corte suprema, recibiÓ el juramento del vicepresidente, y un poeta hispano rindiÓ tributos a inmigrantes que enriquecieron la historia de esta naciÓn. un testimonio de un sueÑo cumplido. en el dÍa que el pais celebra el dÍa de martin luther king, washington fue testigo de la ceremonia nÚmero 57 de la toma de posesiÓn. >>> hola quÉ tal, bienvenidos a "primer impacto", les saluda pamela silda conde en vivo desde la capital del paÍs, se escribÓo una nueva pÁgina de la historia, bÁrbara tiene el dÍa libre, gracias por acompaÑarnos, el presidente obama prestÓ juramento por segunda ocasiÓn como presidente de la naciÓn mÁs poderosa del planeta, dijo que es un paÍs que teniamos las mismas posibilidades de alcanzar los sueÑos, vamos con nayeli, adelante. >>> definitivamente, el discurso de barack obama, abre una puerta de luz para la comunidad inmigrante que lleva aÑos luchando por una reforma migratoria que beneficia a 12 millones de personas que anelan formar parte del sueÑo americano, dijo que un paÍs no pu
a "primer impacto." en vivo desde la capital del paÍs. gracias por acompaÑarnos. es que el presidente obama prestÓ juramento por segunda ocasiÓn, recordo que es un paÍses donde todos deber tener las mismas oportunidades de alcanzar el sueÑo. vamos con nuestra reportera. >>> definitivamente, el discurso de bama abriÓ una puerta de luz para la comunidad miprante que lleva aÑos esperando la reforma migratoria, el mandatario dicho que un paÍs no puedo tener exitoso si solo cual lehabrÁ a unos cuartos tos. >>> con un llamado a trabajar juntos el presidente obama abrÓo el discurso de juramentaciÓn. par partiespecificy ate qumiles de personas obama recordÓ que quiene un cos quieres vivir en paÍs libre. >>> siento en mi corazÓn este comenzar. >>> ante el discurso el presidente recordÓ los origines de la naciÓn y su tradicion democrÁtica, en ese sentido insistiÓ que estados unidos seÁa un aliado para las naciones que desen la paz y mostrarÁ su coraje para resolver las cosas de manera pacifica. el fervor patriotico estuvo presente. >>> multitutudes desafiaron el frÍo, algunos se c
of president obama's inauguration starting tomorrow on "today." that's all for today. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >>> president obama takes the oath of office for the second time at the white house. good afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin and you are watching msnbc, the place for politics, and this is how president obama's second term started earlier today. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> i, barack hussein obama, do s solemnly swear -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> will protect and preserve and defend the constitution of the united states. >> will protect and preserve the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >>> we have team coverage of the 57th presidential inauguration, and luke russert is with us on the washington mall, but we start with peter alexander on the north lawn of the white hous
dÍa con motivo de la toma de posesiÓn del presidente obama para su segundo mandato. tambiÉn hubo presencia hispana en la gran ceremonia de juramentaciÓn. en chicago activistas marcharon para que el presidente cumpla su palabra de reforma. y revelan documentos con escalofriantes historias de sacerdotes que abusaron de niÑos en los Ángeles y cÓmo fueron protegidos por sus superiores. vamos a las inbormaciones. >>> este es su noticiero univisiÓn edicion nocturna. y desde washington dc fÉlix. >>> buenas noches. la intensa jornada de juramentaciÓn nÚmero 57 del presidente de estados unidos culminÓ con una serie de bailes de gala, a diferencias del 2009 cuando el presidente tuvo que asistir a 10 bailes este aÑo fueron dos solamente, y como durante toda la jornada se escucharon voces ispanos, tony nos da detalles de esta presencia. >>> y autouna de los dosofiliaes, la fiesta sigue y fue dedicada a familias. >>> asÍ recibieron al presidente y a la primera dama. el baile presidencial fue con la canciÓn interpretada por jennifer jochson, luego se unieron al baile el vicepreside
in 2008, looked up and see obama and say the hope is back. there's something, we're in a country, the other thing, you know for sure, there will be a first latino president or a latina president. there will be a first gay president. a first lesbian. we're going to keep making this history. i don't want us to get used to it. i want the goose bumps every time. >> what struck me about watching that and there have been a lot of pieces on this over the last week or so, is how comfortable the president seems. you know, four years ago, he hadn't be spent a lot of time in washington. he was, you know, effectively a junior senator who became president of the united states, and there was all of this high expectation for him which his aides will tell you that was a problem because they could never live up to the expectations. if you look at barack obama in that picture, it was sort of like, okay, let's do this, let's get to work. i have a lot i need to do. i'm thinking about what i've got to do over the next four years. very realistic. somebody who's established a real working relationship
look at barack obama in that picture, it was sort of like, okay, let's do this, let's get to work. i have a lot i need to do. i'm thinking about what i've got to do over the next four years. very realistic. somebody who's established a real working relationship with his vice president. and i just think it's somebody who's sort of grown into that job and is ready to cement his legacy. whether that will be able to happen or not -- if you get health care reform in your first term and maybe immigration in the second, maybe that's as transformational as anybody can expect to be. >> do you think different man than he was four years ago? >> number one, in the bigger historical context, it is now common, it was rare in our history to have successive two-term presidents. is he different? this is a validation for him personally. when he won election four years ago, he made history as the first african-american president, still so many, it only happened because the country was so mad at george w. bush, that any democrat would have won. it's a personal validation for barack obama. as president a
hudson, serenading president obama and first lady michelle obama as they danced tonight at the official inaugural ball, and the first lady wearing a custom-made ring by jewelry designer kim mcdonald, shoes designed by jimmy choo. at the end of the inaugural festivities, the accompanying accessories will go to the national archive. archives. "first look" is up next. >>> good tuesday morning. some of the best and most memorable moments from president obama's second inauguration. >>> england's prince harry speaks out on his family, killing taliban insurgents and those naked pictures. >>> and nasty weather hitting much of the country straight ahead on "first look." >>> good morning. as washington catches its collective breath from the pomp and pageanpageantry, this morni questions about the debt ceiling, gun control and how to get congress to work together. we'll get to that. but last night it was all about celebrating the second term of the 44th president of the united states of america. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: they wowed the crowd at the inaugural balls. president ob
! our continuing coverage of president obama as inauguration. with hundreds of thousands of people gathered to celebrate president obama was sworn in for his second term. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein's obama solemnly swear that will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my building. >> one that was once owned by martin luther king jr. and the other abraham lincoln. supreme court justice warren vice- president joe biden for his second term >> the joseph biden jr. solemn we swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states >> he also unofficially took the oath of office yesterday. president obama expressed hope for the future in his inaugural address. he called for fidelity to our founding principles. while also increasing your responses to new challenges. >> a decade of war is now ending. ifan economic recovery has begun. we possess all of the >> hughes in drive. diversity and open this. endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. >> the president wi
were we? >> reporter: we were here, just about to start again. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look. >> our challenges are great, but our will is greater. >> there is nothing wrong with america that cannot be cured by what is right with america. >> the united states will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. >> all are equal. all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. >>> the presidential inauguration is getting under way right here on the capitol, and we have a front row seat. >> here on the national mall, people are staking out their spot to experience this moment in history. >> the sun rises on barack obama's second term. >> we gather because we have chosen hope over fear. unity over purpose. >> on this day, a public celebration of the presidency after a private oath the day before. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> on this capitol where so many battles have been fought and will be fought, political rivalries are
now!" >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i've barack the same obama do solemnly swear. >> i do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> four years after making history by becoming the first african-american president, barack obama kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to i hae -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are amon
.c., covering a huge event for this city and a huge event for the entire country. president barack obama's second inauguration. >> you can just see the beautiful picture behind us. so much going on around the nation's capital this weekend. cnn you can be sure is covering it all. parades, concerts, and religious services all of it leading up to the big main event, president obama's inauguration ceremony coming up on monday highlights of that event, the swearing in, of course, and the inaugural speech. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins me to talk more about this. first of all, let's talk about the speech. i understand that the president's still working on it. so what are the themes? what's the focus? >> he is still working on it. he'll be doing tweaks till the last minute. right now he's doing some major tweaks and he's been writing this during the day in the oval office but also at night after sasha and malia go to bed as well as his wife goes to bed. he has time alone in the residence to work on it. some of the major themes and we just learned this from dan lothian who cover
and moments beginning with the remarkable rise of barack obama.ssein his time as a little-known senator from illinois and his breakout at the national convention. when we from today he will be sworn in for his second term as president of these united states. we're glad you joined us on the 10th anniversary of this program, a look back at our conversations with barack obama coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> barack obama was a little- known state senator from an aillinois. the third african-american in the u.s. senate. i spoke to him after his great victory in illinois at a time when most people knew him as a skinny kid with a funny name from the south side of chicago. the phrase you have been accustomed to using, the skinny kid with a funny name from the
about tyrannical authority they want to gin up fear. >> jon: and president obama with emotion and children on stage. did the media question his actions or buy into it? >> and surely finding osama bin laden and surely passing civil rights legislation and defeating the nazis was much more formidable than taking on the gun lobby. >> jon: and america's great debate giving the topic a lot of attention. but is the dehe bait one-sided. >> i've seen the most beautiful girl i've ever met. she was just that person that i turn to. >> jon: a tear jerking story that got big attention in the media. even more when it turned out to be a hoax. how did reporters miss this one? "the washington post" makes news caught in another plagerism scandal. mr. obama holds the last news conference of his first term and takes a shot at the media for the anger in washington and on the topic of doping, lance comes clean on oprah, will it help his cause or her floundering career? >> here we are in austin, texas. >> jon: on the panel, writer and fox news contributor, judy miller, and jim pinkerton and cal thoma
as president obama prepares for his new term. >>> plus, giving back on this day of national service. >>> speaking out, the latest from the all-american linebacker caught up in a bizarre girlfriend hoax. manti te'o answers the question, was he part of it? >>> and fighting autism, intriguing research on the disorder that's confounded so many families for so long. tonight, new evidence in why early diagnosis and intervention may be crucial. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from washington on the eve of president obama's second inauguration, much more on that in a few moments, but we start overseas tonight where it appears a dramatic military assault has finally ended that violent hostage taking but al qaeda-connected militants in algeria, but not before two dozen or so hostages were killed. the dead include at least one american, but a number of westerners remain unaccounted for tonight. in a statement this evening, president obama said the dead and injured are in the thoughts and prayers of the american people. algerian military special forces staged the
before inauguration day and the "news nation" following president obama's approval rating, higher than most of his first year. our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the approval rating at 52% but despite the number our first read team notes, quote, the president faces an american public that remains in a funk as the president spends a low-key day at the white house, the new official portrait is unveiled. the president is smiling more but there is a lot more gray and inauguration weekend in washington kicks off tonight with pre-inaugural balls. many of those for charity and then tomorrow a national day of service. there will be a service summit on the national mall followed by a children's concert hosted by the first lady and dr. jill biden. sunday, president obama will take part in a private swearing-in at the white house. an the date mandated by the constitution. monday, he'll take the oath of office at the capitol followed his inaugural address and then the parade and a night of balls. joining me now, political panel, chicago sun times washington bureau chief, lynn swe
followed by a children's concert hosted by the first lady and dr. jill biden. sunday, president obama will take part in a private swearing-in at the white house. an the date mandated by the constitution. monday, he'll take the oath of office at the capitol followed his inaugural address and then the parade and a night of balls. joining me now, political panel, chicago sun times washington bureau chief, lynn sweet and columnist zachary carabel and strategist and contributor keith boykin. bottom line is why you count today is you're on the "news nation." lynn, let's start with you with breaking news. republicans wrapped up the three-day retreat and house republicans indicated they're ready to extend or temporary three-month debt limit increase to give the senate and house time to pass a budget. the white house responded to the news telling nbc that it's a terrible way to run the country, basically kicking situation down the can and reiterated the president's creation of self imposed deadlines but the bottom line some analysts see this as a caving in by house republicans to give this ext
after the reelection of president obama. in the book, they write there are nearly 150 pour and near poor people in america who are not responsible for the damage done by the great recession, yet they pay the price. they did not create the deindustrialization of america. one of the largest economic institutions in the world were brought to their collective knees, they went crawling to the government in search of salvation. the government obliged, allowing them to socialize on the backs of mainstream americans. the housing and job crisis they created fostered a poverty unseen in generations not just an inner-city ghettos, but also in suburbs and rural areas, crossing racial, age, and gender lines. nearly one-third of the american middle-class, mostly families with children have fallen into poverty. the book is yours for $75. the dvd of our full conversation on and off the air and the full event the night before his yours for contribution of $100. put that together and you can have them for $150. call 866-3594334. it is your call that makes the difference. you may democracy now! happen ever
is about. that's what the victory of b arksz barack obama is a victory of. thanks for watching. a special live edition of "hardball" starts right now. >>> well, welcome, good evening, i'm chris matthews live from the news room in washington wra i've been all day. it's been a day of history, pageantry, celebration marking the second inauguration of barack obama. what began early this morning, the church service. tonight, the president and the first lady will o o attend two official balls. this afternoon, the president sends crowds like when he and the first lady got out of the motorcade and walked several blocks waiting to onlookers for many of the hundreds of thousands who descended on the capitol today. also, for us, the high light, of course, was the president's inaugural address. it was powerful and i say linco lincolnesque. he gave an historic shout out to gay rights. on many fronts, the president said it was a time to act. >> well, we're all covered right now this hour. with me now are three msnbc political analysts. >>> i've introduced them to you in order, as you're sitting, so tha
god. >> congratulations, mr. president obama. >>> president obama begins the second term in the white house. >>> thousands of security officers are getting ready. city officials expect as many as 70,000 people. >> he's going to address the crowd, the nation and the world. >> expected to lay out his vision for the world in his second term. >> measures to help the economy, energy. >> i think immigration is really the big issue, frankly. >> the most significant event of the weekend, i love her bangs. >>> the deaths in algeria has reached at least 81. >> at least one american is among the dead. >> very cool temperatures across the midwest. >> windchills down to minus 50. >> this time the swearing in flawless. >> and when he was done his daughter sasha took note. >> i did it. >> all tha zone for the touchdown! the 49ers are going to the super bowl. >> i want to thank my parents, and go ravens. >> and baltimore is heading to new orleans. >> brothers coaching against each other in the super bowl. >> -- and all that matters -- >> president obama begi
bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing imaginable. and why are you still a republican? i grew up under ronald reagan, and george schultz, and george herbert walker bush, and that's the republican party i knew. i think we've drifted from that. there's nothing wrong starting to drift a little bit back. not because it's good to be moderate. but that's
, exploitive and let's be candid obama's moral outrage is highly selective. he feels the grief of people who can advance his cause more than those who don't. for example, remember obama downplayed the fort hood massacre, a muslim extremist shot on the military base. that was so-called workplace violence, that wasn't terrorism and obama's message is that even if there's one thing we can do to reduce this violence, even if there's one life that can be saved then we've got an obligation to try. is that really the standard, mr. president? because if it is, well, you need to apply that across the board, meaning is it now an obligation to ban motorcycles, bicycles, knives, et cetera? see how ridiculous it is to set up that standard that the government should take any action necessary as quote, as long as it saves even one life. now, the third, when barack obama read from the letters of children, it reminded me of the 1980's, remember the presidential debate, jimmy carter revealed to us, he had talked to his 12-year-old daughter, amy, about nuclear proliferation. now, children, they do have wonderf
state float celebrates the home state of president obama and the birthplace of first lady michelle obama. the land of lincoln float features american flags, the state flag, and a panorama of the capitol. the state seal adorns the front of the float. the float is approximately 20 feet long, 8 feet wide -- >> the south shore drill team from chicago. the president's hometown. the first lady's hometown. they've come here. two major gifts allowed them to come here. from walgreens. they raised the money. they are here. attending this inauguration. you can see the president, he's pretty excited to see what's going on. >> special because they were unable to attend the first inauguration because of lack of funds. so this is very special for them this time. >> they're going right in front of the reviewing stand right now. you see the president and the first lady. the vice president. >> there's a huge set of speakers heading our way. we'll see that right behind them. >> they're moving. >> here we go, here we go. >> the president's moving too. >> how can you not? >> that's right. ♪ >> the south sh
mr. obama's second inauguration comes four years after he became the first black president and just over 16 years since he was first sworn into office as an illinois state legislator. inauguration day began with a prayer service at st. john's episcopal church across the street from the white house. later, it was on to the capitol building for the swearing-in. a planning official said the turnout on the mall was more than 800,000 people fewer than the record crowd that watched the first inauguration in 2009. first supreme court justice sonia sotomayor swore in joe biden. then chief justice roberts administered the oath to president obama. >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremo
and president obama. dr. reverend walker who chaired dr. king used to always remind me of his favorite kwoet from dr. king. he would say you measure not a man by the way he is stands in time of convenience, but where he stands in the times of controversy. the president, now dr. king and even lincoln before. they stood in the most controversial and perilous times. people that show leadership and stability and vision and commitment when it's the most difficult of times. any one can shine when everything is going well. but it's when it is the darkest that we can see those that really bear the brightest lights. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >> hey, lance, tell us something we don't know. let's play "hardball. "hardbal. >> good evening. let's start with this. lance slide. it's not like we didn't see this coming for a long time. extra power or linebacker hoping for some extra muscle. no, lance armstrong was an international hero. a seven time-tour de france winner, the usain bolt of his sport. not to mention a public face in the fight against cancer. yet in his
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